Essentials

Psycho Shift

Psychic status

Generation 4

Summary

Transfers the user's major status effect to the target.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 0
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 2
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 2
  • Psychic ½
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
100%
PP
10, up to 16 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

If the user has a major status effect and the target does not, the user's status is transferred to the target.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

Using its psychic power of suggestion, the user transfers its status problems to the target.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

Using its psychic power of suggestion, the user transfers its status problems to the target.

Foreign Names

Czech
Psychopřesun
German
Psybann
Spanish
Psico-cambio
French
Échange Psy
Italian
Psicotrasfer
Japanese
サイコシフト (saikoshifuto)

Contests

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
Flavor text
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Psycho Shift.

Pokémon

Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
41 49 49 Hoothoot Normal Flying Insomnia
Keen Eye
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 30 30 36 56 50 262
47 57 57 Noctowl Normal Flying Insomnia
Keen Eye
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 100 50 50 76 96 70 442
33 33 33 Natu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 50 45 70 45 70 320
37 37 37 Xatu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 75 70 95 70 95 470
50 50 50 Latias Dragon Psychic Levitate always female Undiscovered 80 80 90 110 130 110 600
50 50 50 Latios Dragon Psychic Levitate always male Undiscovered 80 90 80 130 110 110 600
57 57 57 Normal Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 150 50 150 50 150 600
57 57 57 Deoxys Attack Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 180 20 180 20 150 600
57 57 57 Deoxys Defense Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 70 160 70 160 90 600
57 57 57 Deoxys Speed Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 95 90 95 90 180 600
75 75 Cresselia Psychic Levitate always female Undiscovered 120 70 120 75 130 85 600
Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• Abra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 25 20 15 105 55 90 310
• • • Togepi Fairy Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Undiscovered 35 20 65 40 65 20 245
• • • Murkrow Dark Flying Insomnia
Super Luck
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
• Spinda Normal Own Tempo
Tangled Feet
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
60 60 60 60 60 60 360
• Woobat Psychic Flying Unaware
Klutz
Simple
½ male, ½ female Flying
Field
55 45 43 55 43 72 313
• • Sigilyph Psychic Flying Wonder Skin
Magic Guard
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 72 58 80 103 80 97 490

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